Apartment Owners, Developers, and Homeowners' Associations – are you prepared for the enormous demand for connectivity in your communities? The statistics firm, Statista, estimates that by 2021, there will be 35.82 billion connected devices in the world. They also estimate that the 35.82 billion will grow to 75.44 billion by 2025. This onset for device connectivity is result of the Internet of Things (IoT) movement. IoT is the connecting of everyday devices to each other and the internet. Everyday applications such as Amazon Alexa and Nest Thermostats are basic examples of the IoT expansion. This expansion is not slowing down anytime soon.
We were recently asked by one of our clients if signing a long-term telecom services contract that would add ten years to their existing agreement term would be detrimental to their community and its residents due to the ever-changing technology landscape. Our answer, while specific to this client, can serve as a good rule of thumb for other communities that have the same concerns.
Net Neutrality has been in the news a lot lately. While this term has been tossed around, it may be difficult to understand what this catchphrase and its recent ban by the FCC means for our clients.
Dense Networks' mission is to create a forum for the exchange of knowledge and best practice use of technology by creating solutions that enable competitive advantage for industry and socially responsible change in our increasingly interconnected world.
In today's world, safety and security is top of mind for all of us. Residents expect that their homes and community are safeguarded by a highly effective visitor management system and visitor tracking solution that enhances safety and security.
On June 26th, Governor Scott approved the House Bill 1237, which contains provisions requiring all condominium associations with 150 units or more to have a community website for all residents. This mandated website must provide a secure login for all residents to access community documents, financial reports, bylaws and policies, meetings, and all other information related to the association's board or management.
For many years the role of a telecommunications consultant has been to collect all of your bills, ensure the accuracy of the billing and determine if everything being billed was actually being used by the client. They would then demand refunds from the carrier or vendor for discrepancies and bill you for half of the annual savings and half of the amount they were able to secure as a refund. This model resulted in a short-term engagement by the consultant and probably resulted in you and your company in the same place you were as technology and business needs evolved through the years.
What else does a telecommunications consultant do?
Converged Services will procure your next broadband and telecommunications agreement by capitalizing on the competitive environment we create.
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As an owner or a manager of a property or properties, you oversee many tasks, such as coordinating the moving in and out of residents, facilitating maintenance and facility requests, and keeping up with monthly payments. More often than not, these tasks are a daily operation that require efficiency and accuracy to complete. The most effective way to check these tasks off of your to-do list is by investing in a property management lifestyle software.
Over the past twenty years advising on telecommunications agreements for our clients, Converged Services has dealt with various timelines to review and negotiate existing agreements. Our clients have partnered with us anywhere from years before the existing agreement expires up to months prior to the expiration date.